If you’ve been convicted of a sex offense, you are required to be listed on the sex offender registry(currently, the registry contains roughly 800 persons).
According to the Associated Press, the city of Baltimore and every county in the state of Maryland has been awarded more than $700,000 in grants to help law enforcement authorities monitor those who have been convicted of sex offenses.
The most serious sex offenses, according to the AP, require re-registering every three months for life, while the less serious offenses require re-registering every year for 25 years, depending on the circumstances.
That’s a lot of registering that the cops have to keep tabs on.
Doling out the cash is the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention in Maryland, which makes as its mission to be a “one-stop shop for resources to improve public safety,” helping law enforcement and local government “tap” both state and federal financial resources.
For those unfortunate enough to be under the thumb of the sex offender registration program in Maryland, you know that the registry can create a lot of challenges in terms of finding a place to live and work.
If you are facing criminal charges, contact a Maryland criminal lawyer before you talk to police or anyone else.